Never Enough Wool
26 Water Street,
Port Perry, ON
Tue, Thur: 10:00am to 9:00pm
Wed, Fri: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sat: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Other times: by chance or appointment
Knitting night Thursdays 7-9
Shipping is available.
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Never Enough Wool
December 2016—January 2017
Today is December 10, which means that we have “only” 15 days until Christmas. Barb and Carol don’t know about the rest of the world, but they are frantically knitting gift items. It’s not like they weren’t warned or didn’t know that THAT holiday doesn’t come the exact same day every year. “Next year will be different!” they both exclaim (again!).
Our delivery guys have been busy dropping off boxes to the store. This time of year is always amazing to see the boxes come in, the shelves get filled, and then emptied. Our record is 5 boxes in one day, and not a thing went into the back from those boxes!
So what WAS in those boxes?
Raggae and Raggae Ombre from Schoppel. This wool is truly unique in that it is slightly pre-felted, so even though the wool is a worsted weight, it feel deliciously light-weight. We selected colours that would work very well together, envisioning a lot of beautiful colourwork projects.
New from Katia are the Ombre kits – 6 beautiful colours in extrafine merino wool, with a free pattern. One could also search on Ravelry for ideas for gradient or mini-skein projects for inspiration.
From Louisa Harding, we have brought in two stunning wools – Amitola Grande and Trenzar. These yarns combine to make beautiful infinity scarf or a cowl, and we have made up kits for your shopping convenience. You could always suggest to your family that you would like one of these for yourself, too.
Please note that the store will be CLOSED on December 24th in order that we may all enjoy the holidays with our family. We will be open on our regular hours and activity times on Tuesday through Friday, December 27-30, but CLOSED again on December 31.
Barb and Carol and their families wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
We attempt to keep our class fees at the lowest
possible rates. In
order to do so, we
ask that our students purchase their supplies here at the shop. In addition, we offer
class discounts to our
note that if you are
not able to finish your project in the allotted time, you are welcome
continue attending the lesson times until you are finished.
You must register for your class before class time. Class times are generally Tuesday afternoon from 1-3:00 pm and Tuesday evening 7-9:00 pm. Other times may be arranged to suit, but we will strive to hold classes primarily on Tuesdays. Drop-in knitters are always welcome, space allowing.
December – Catch Your Breath! No classes are scheduled for December, but the regularly scheduled hours are available for your crafting needs. (After all, once you have your family trained that Tuesdays are for knitting and crocheting, let’s not disturb all that training!)
January – Double Knitting – The class project is a lovely scarf, the Shawinigan Scarf, from Canadian Art Deco Knits by Natalie Servant. The scarf is worked in two colours, so it is completely reversible. Beginners will be working on Double-Knit Mittens. Cost is $25 plus materials and meets Tuesdays from 1-3:00 pm and 7-9:00 pm.
February – Hitofude – By popular request, we will be reteaching the Hitofude sweater. This lovely lace cardigan is knit from the top down and there is no sewing required to finish off. This garment works best in sock-weight yarn, and the Estelle Alpaca/Merino would work fabulously. Again, cost is $25 plus materials and meets Tuesdays from 1-3:00 pm and/or 7-9:00 pm.
Crochet –Iceberg Hat and Glacier Scarf – Barb found these beautiful projects in the newest Love of Crochet and thought these would make a lovely class. One could even stockpile them for NEXT holiday gifting … Class will start on February 3 at 10:30 am, or talk to us and we will work with your schedule! Cost is $25 plus materials.
Knit-A-Long – Crazed Scandinavian Cowl – check out this beauty on Ravelry! It is a jaw-dropping two colour cowl, worked with light-weight wool, and is stunning. The cowl is worked as a tube so that all your colourwork is done on the knit side (what an advantage!), and then the ends joined seamlessly. We will start in January, but don’t be surprised if Barb and/or Carol start a wee bit early.
Sit ‘n Stitch: Every Wednesday afternoon, from 1 until 3. Bring your latest project and join us for some stitching, questions answered, tea, and lots of laughter. Everyone is welcome!
Saturday Stitching: Every Saturday, from 2 until 4. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than with friends both new and old, some handwork, and some tea?
Knitting Night: Every Thursday, from 7 until 9. Although it’s called Knitting Night, crocheters are encouraged and welcomed. There is plenty of friendship, tea, and yummy goodies for all.